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Boston FBI Not Giving Up on Finding Whitey Bulger: Places Ad in Military Publication

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Whitey Bulger

By Allan Lengel

One thing you have to say about the Boston FBI: It’s not rolling over and giving up on capturing mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, one of the agency’s Top Ten Most Wanted fugitives.

The latest, according to the Boston Globe [2]: the FBI placed an ad in the May 24 issue of The Military Times, with photos of Bulger, 80, and his girlfriend Catherine Greig, 59, with the headline “Have You Seen This Couple?”

Why the military angle? The Globe reports Bulger was dishonaraby discharged from the Air Force, but the FBI says “he obtained a fake military identification card before he fled Boston and may be lurking around military bases.” The agency said Bulger has a fascination with the military.

The Globe reports Bulger had served in the Air Force from 1949 to 1952 and was dishonorably discharged after going AWOL. At the time, he was charged with rapes in Montana and Boston, the Globe reported.

In recent times, the FBI placed an ad in the Plastic Surgery News because Bulger’s girlfriend had some work done on her, and a dental trade publication because she was a dental hygentist and seemed to have her teeth cleaned monthly.

“We’re looking for avenues to have his picture reach worldwide,” said Gail Marcinkiewicz, an FBI spokeswoman told the Globe.